Chron Energy Items: 04.03.08

A few of the energy related stories in the Houston Chronicle or on today:
Ecuador expert recommends Chevron pay billions: Associated Press — A court-appointed expert has recommended that Chevron Corp. pay up to $16 billion for allegedly polluting the Ecuadorean Amazon. Chevron today called the expert biased, and the trial a farce.
Lawyer to appeals court: Clear Skilling of Enron charges: Jeff Skilling went to prison more than a year ago, but he has kept a sharp focus on his appeal in hopes that it will free him, his lawyer said today.
Gasoline, oil futures jump on tight supply report: Associated Press — Gasoline and oil futures rose sharply Wednesday after the Energy Department reported an unexpected jump in gasoline demand and a big drop in supplies. Prices at the pump returned to record levels, and appeared poised to extend their march higher.
Briefs: Superior Offshore delays filing.